Faith and spirituality activities and events

Upcoming events

  • Buddhist meditation

    22/01/2018

    The Buddhist Meditation classes happen every Monday and consist of guided meditations, a talk, and an opportunity to discuss and ask questions of the teacher, Phill Pollintine.

  • Yoga

    23/01/2018

    A typical yoga class includes breathing exercises, warm ups, a mixture of static and dynamic postures with breath awareness, deep relaxation and sometimes a short meditation or self-massage.

  • Quaker Meeting

    23/01/2018

    The Quaker meeting is an opportunity for shared silence in the Quaker tradition and is open to those of all faiths and none.

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Weekly activities

All activities listed are held at The Community Hub, Frenchay Campus.

Activity Time and location Description
Buddhist meditation Mondays 12:10–13:10 (Quiet room)

Buddhist meditation with Phill Pollintine. This event is free but donations (suggested £2) for the Amitabha Centre are welcome.

Yoga Tuesdays 12:10–13:10 (Quiet room in The Community Hub)

Eva Korponai's aim is to awaken an interest in yoga and meditation and offer it for the benefit of all.

A typical yoga class includes breathing exercises, warm ups, a mixture of static and dynamic postures with breath awareness, deep relaxation and sometimes a short meditation or self-massage.

Eva welcomes all levels to the class. Yoga mats are provided but booking is essential.

Quaker meeting Tuesdays 13:15–13:45 (Quiet room) The Quaker meeting is an opportunity for shared silence in the Quaker tradition and is open to those of all faiths and none. Dr Eddy Knasel represents the Quaker community. This event is free.

Christian prayer

Wednesdays 12:10–12:40 (Quiet room)

Christian Prayer with Ian Yemm. An opportunity for all Christian staff and students to pray together. This event is free.

Holy Communion service

First Wednesday in the month 12:10–12:40 (Quiet room)

Holy Communion with Rev. Anthony Everitt. An ecumenical opportunity for Christians to share communion offered in the Church of England tradition. This event is free.

International Café and Specials Thursdays 12:30–13:30 (The Lounge) Offers support to international students and promotes communication and friendship between nationalities and cultures. Staff from the Bristol International Student Centre are present, and tickets for their events are also available. Special themed lunches also take place throughout the year.
Muslim Friday prayers Fridays 13:00–14:00 (The Lounge) Friday Prayers are organised by the Islamic Society. Brothers and Sisters welcome. This event is free.

Please note that some of the activities listed above may be subject to change during vacation periods. You should check the upcoming events section at the top of this page for confirmed event details.

2017 St Matthias Lecture

Hear Professor Mona Siddiqui OBE speak on ‘Justice: our hope in a divided world’ for the 2017 St Matthias Lecture. She's Professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies at Edinburgh University, a well-known broadcaster, and is currently listed in Debrett's list of the 500 most influential people in the UK.

Listen to the talk in full on SoundCloud (please note that SoundCloud does not support IE9. Users may wish to try Chrome, Firefox, or a recent version of IE).

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